HotDocs – Premier Documentary Festival Opens Today with “The Manor”

Sometimes you need to get out from under work and see some culture. HotDocs is a good excuse for me to get to the movies.

The most prestigious and largest documentary film festival HotDocs opens today with the film “The Manor”. First time feature director, Shawney Cohen, asks the question “What happened to a nice Jewish family and their family business”.

Running a startup is akin to running a family business. The business can take over your life. This story is about a family running their business: The Manor Strip Club in Guelph, Ontario.

HotDocs starts tonight

THE MANOR – Trailer for a Feature Documentary (1:40) from Six Island Productions on Vimeo.

***OPENING NIGHT FILM HOT DOCS 2013***
***IN CINEMAS ACROSS CANADA STARTING MAY 10***

A peculiar Jewish family attempt to nurse their relationships and themselves back to health while running a small-town strip-club.

themanordocumentary.com / themanorfilm.com

FAMILY. HONOUR. OIL WRESTLING.
When he was six, Shawney Cohen’s father bought “The Manor,” a small-town strip-club. Hoping to understand what happened to his nice Jewish family, Shawney spends years filming this intimate tragi-comic family portrait that lays bare the nature of dependence and love.

Genre: Documentary
Length: 78’
Director: Shawney Cohen
Co-Director: Mike Gallay
Music: Jim Guthrie
Editor: Seth Poulin
Executive Producers: Paul Scherzer & Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Commissioning Editor: Jane Jankovic (TVO)
Production Company: Six Island Productions
Produced in Association with: TVO, and with the assistance of the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund and the Tribeca Film Institute

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